National Guard, DNR Join Forces To Resuscitate Minnesota's Decimated Bat PopulationAbout five years ago, White Nose Syndrome killed off more than 90% of the bat population in many colonies, but now a partnership between the DNR and the National Guard is giving bats a second chance.
MnDOT Trains Snow Plow Drivers Ahead Of First Heavy SnowfallWhen you're in the driver seat of a snow plow, snow isn't even your biggest concern.
DNR: Deadline To Apply For Camp Ripley Archery Permit Is Aug. 17A total of 4,000 permits with 2,000 per two-day hunt will be available.
First Responders Hit Camp Ripley For Chemical Spill TrainingFirst responders from across the state are training for what they hope never happens -- a major chemical or oil spill with a tanker train on fire.
MnDOT Drivers Getting Crash Course On Plowing SnowFall has only just gotten started, but road crews are already preparing for snow.
Excellent Educator: Master Sgt. Amy Hansen Of Camp RipleyWCCO will go to any lengths to recognize our Excellent Educators - even if it means flying a hundred miles to Camp Ripley. Thanks to a pretty slick ride from the Minnesota National Guard, WCCO flew in a Black Hawk helicopter to surprise Master Sgt. Amy Hansen.
Storm Causes Major Damage To Camp Ripley's Training Center, Solar ArrayA severe storm in Morrison County caused major damage to several buildings at the Minnesota National Guard's Camp Ripley Training Center Wednesday evening.
DNR: 89 Deer Taken At First Camp Ripley 2-Day Bow HuntThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says 89 deer were taken from the first two-day bow hunt at Camp Ripley Military Reservation near Little Falls. The event was held last weekend and is the first of two archery hunts at Camp Ripley
Tap Talk: Craft Beer & Wine Tasting At 'Cheers To Morrison County'Drink amazing craft beer and wine at Morrison County's Camp Ripley this weekend – all for a good cause!
Large Solar Project To Be Built At Camp Ripley The Guard and Duluth-based Minnesota Power on Wednesday announced a $25 million plan to build a 10-megawatt solar array spanning 100 acres at Camp Ripley, the largest military base in Minnesota.
DFL Rep. Lesch Released From National Guard DutyA Minnesota state representative has gotten a pass on National Guard duty that would have required him to miss the rest of the legislative session.
DFL Rep. Lesch Called Up To National GuardA Minnesota state representative is getting a National Guard call-up that means he'll miss the rest of the legislative session. Rep. John Lesch, a St. Paul Democrat, has been summoned to training at Camp Ripley.
Minn.’s 34th Combat Aviation Brigade Heads Back To Middle EastSoldiers from the Minnesota National Guard's 34th Combat Aviation Brigade are going back to the Middle East. More than 200 soldiers will train for two weeks at Camp Ripley in Minnesota, then leave for Texas is June.
12 Deer Taken In Season's 1st Youth Deer HuntsWet, windy weather made it challenging for participants in Camp Ripley's 12th annual archery deer hunt for youth. The hunt drew 137 hunters to the Camp Ripley military reservation last weekend, while 13 other young people hunted next door at the Nature Conservancy's Lake Alexander Preserve.
Hunting Despite Challenges: Wounded Vets Find Healing In Nature It's 4 a.m. on a Tuesday and breakfast is sizzling on the griddle. The hunters are clad in blaze-orange and preparing for a day in the woods. But in this deer camp of sorts, hunters come in wheel chairs, braces and scooters. Their appetite is for little more than to get out into the woods.